Swett Ranch Homestead: Meat House

How would meats and dairy be stored without the use of electricity and a refrigerator? Oscar built a meat house and spring house for these needs. Creek water was piped into these structures, cooling them down and making it possible to store meats and dairy.

Photo of the meat house (left) and spring house (right) taken in 1971. Photo showing the present day view of the meat house.

Meat house (left) and spring house (right) in 1971.

Present day view of the meat house.

 





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